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Man found Dead Near Gun in Virginia Avenue Park
 

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By Lookout Staff

June 22, 2020 -- Santa Monica police found the body of a man near a handgun in Virginia Avenue Park in the Pico Neighborhood early Monday morning.

The subject was unresponsive when public service officers located the body at around 5:45 a.m. in the park at 2200 Virginia Avenue.

"Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene and determined the unidentified male subject to be deceased," said Lt. Joseph Cortez, the Police Department spokesman.

Detectives who responded to the scene located a handgun near the deceased, Cortez said.

"The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded and are working with Santa Monica Police Detectives to identify the deceased and determine a cause of death," he said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Santa Monica Police Detectives at (310) 458-8941.


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